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US Throws $11.4 Billion in the Trash. Every Year.

US Throws $11.4 Billion in the Trash. Every Year. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And amount that should only grow over time. Can we afford not to fix this problem?
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Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback | WIRED

Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback | WIRED | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Finding green energy when the winds are calm and the skies are cloudy has been a challenge. Storing it in giant concrete blocks could be the answer.
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EPA Reverses Trump’s Fuel Mileage Rules On New Cars | HuffPost Latest News

EPA Reverses Trump’s Fuel Mileage Rules On New Cars | HuffPost Latest News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new rule is a climate win, requiring cars and light-duty trucks to average at least 55 miles per gallon by 2026.
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Zimbabwe's climate migration is a sign of what's to come

Zimbabwe's climate migration is a sign of what's to come | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change will force tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa to migrate by 2050. In Zimbabwe, it's already started.
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Renewables are set to soar

Renewables are set to soar | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world will likely witness a wind and solar boom over the next five years, as costs decline and nations raise their climate ambitions.
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Germany's incoming government wants to end coal use by 2030

Germany's incoming government wants to end coal use by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Germany plans to phase out coal use by 2030, eight years earlier than previously planned, as part of its latest climate pledge..
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How Sea Level Rise Could Drown the Fast Fashion Industry

How Sea Level Rise Could Drown the Fast Fashion Industry | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Apparel factories in some of the industry’s biggest hubs are at serious risk for flooding and heatwaves.
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Biden likely to head to COP26 without a final U.S. climate deal

Biden likely to head to COP26 without a final U.S. climate deal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
President Joe Biden is expected to head to Europe without an agreement on measures to combat climate change as chances dimmed that deeply divided Democrats in Congress would agree on Wednesday on a broader spending deal.
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Climate Crisis Could Be Six Times Costlier Than Previously Thought

Climate Crisis Could Be Six Times Costlier Than Previously Thought | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A recent study estimates the economic costs of rising temperatures could be six times higher by 2100 than previously thought, further weakening the case for inaction.
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Police Increasingly Cite Climate Disasters When Seeking Military Gear, Documents Show | HuffPost Latest News

Police Increasingly Cite Climate Disasters When Seeking Military Gear, Documents Show | HuffPost Latest News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A controversial Pentagon program is fast-tracking shipments of surplus military gear to police departments that claim to be preparing for climate disasters. The consequences could be deadly.
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Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
India and China are the cheapest places to install rooftop solar, while the US, Japan and the UK are the most expensive.
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International Coastal Cleanup Report Reveals Staggering Reality of Recycling Crisis

International Coastal Cleanup Report Reveals Staggering Reality of Recycling Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The International Coastal Cleanup found that 69% of items collected over the past 35 years of cleanups are not recyclable.
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Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times

Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat.
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Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Promises to End Wind Power Waste

Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Promises to End Wind Power Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Major renewable energy companies are developing new technologies to recycle wind turbine blades, which typically end up in landfills.
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The rare spots of good news on climate change

The rare spots of good news on climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It looks increasingly clear that we'll at least sidestep the worst-case scenarios.
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The US could reliably run on clean energy by 2050

The US could reliably run on clean energy by 2050 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Authors of a new study modelled how wind turbines, tidal turbines, geothermal power plants, and other sources could generate energy in 2050.
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Wind power becomes Spain’s leading energy source for 2021 | Economy and Business

Wind power becomes Spain’s leading energy source for 2021 | Economy and Business | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Renewable sources already cover almost half of the country’s consumption needs – so far this year, they have contributed almost 47% of the total compared to less than 30% a decade ago
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Green Upheaval: The New Geopolitics of Energy

Green Upheaval: The New Geopolitics of Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It is true that clean energy will transform geopolitics—just not necessarily in the ways many of its champions expect.
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Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis?

Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Powerful climate models have helped dispel any uncertainty about the scale of the climate crisis the world faces. But these models are large global simulations that can't tell us much about how climate change will impact our daily lives or how to respond at a local level.
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COP26: Draft deal calls for stronger carbon cutting targets by end of 2022

COP26: Draft deal calls for stronger carbon cutting targets by end of 2022 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The document says vulnerable nations must get more help to cope with the deadly impacts of global warming.
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Historic Hearing On Big Oil's Climate Denial Features... More Industry Denial | HuffPost Latest News

Historic Hearing On Big Oil's Climate Denial Features... More Industry Denial | HuffPost Latest News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee will subpoena several companies to obtain documents as part of an ongoing probe into climate disinformation.
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As Push Against Plastic Grows, Paper Recyclers Meet the Need

As Push Against Plastic Grows, Paper Recyclers Meet the Need | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The movement against single-use plastics has brands looking to paper to fill their needs, and paper recyclers are now challenged to work with manufacturers to ensure that plastic bans don’t create new problems when solving old ones.
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Climate Change Is Making Us Sicker: Lancet Report

Climate Change Is Making Us Sicker: Lancet Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Americans are being exposed to more infectious diseases, heat waves, and wildfires due to climate change. A new report shows just how bad things are getting.
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How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action - The New York Times

How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
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Google Flights adding environmental impact of users' travel

Google Flights adding environmental impact of users' travel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Google unveiled a new feature on Wednesday that lets passengers factor in carbon emissions when booking air travel.
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More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times

More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
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